What does progression mean?

Definitions for progression
prəˈgrɛʃ ənpro·gres·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. progression, patterned advancenoun

    a series with a definite pattern of advance

  2. progress, progression, advancenoun

    a movement forward

    "he listened for the progress of the troops"

  3. progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motionnoun

    the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)


  1. progressionnoun

    The act of moving from one thing to another.

  2. progressionnoun

    A sequence obtained by adding or multiplying each term by a constant.

  3. Etymology: From progression.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Progressionnoun

    Etymology: progression, Fr. progressio, Lat.

    The squares of the diameters of these rings, made by any prismatick colour, were in arithmetical progression. Newton.

    Those worthies, who endeavour the advancement of learning, are likely to find a clearer progression, when so many rubs are levelled. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    In philosophical enquiries, the order of nature should govern, which in all progression is to go from the place one is then in, to that which lies next to it. John Locke.

    He hath fram’d a letter, which accidentally, or by the way of progression, hath miscarried. William Shakespeare.

    For the saving the long progression of the thoughts to first principles, the mind should provide several intermediate principles. John Locke.


  1. progression

    Progression is the process of developing, advancing, or moving forward towards a set goal, often involving sequential steps or stages. It can refer to a wide range of contexts such as personal improvement, advancement in technology, societal change, a series of numbers or events, and the development of a piece of music, among others. It represents the idea of growth, advancement, or evolution over time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Progressionnoun

    the act of moving forward; a proceeding in a course; motion onward

  2. Progressionnoun

    course; passage; lapse or process of time

  3. Progressionnoun

    regular or proportional advance in increase or decrease of numbers; continued proportion, arithmetical, geometrical, or harmonic

  4. Progressionnoun

    a regular succession of tones or chords; the movement of the parts in harmony; the order of the modulations in a piece from key to key

  5. Etymology: [L. progressio: cf. F. progression.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of progression in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of progression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of progression in a Sentence

  1. Richard Isaacson:

    Markers of inflammation were (also) found, which may be an equally important marker for disease progression, the findings were also apparent in people with no or minimal cognitive symptoms, which suggests these new eye tests may be well-positioned to aid in early diagnosis.

  2. Roger McGuinn:

    I got into computers back in the early '80s, so it was a natural progression of learning about e-mail in the mid-'80s and getting into the Internet when it opened up in the early '90s.

  3. Grok Ventures:

    We believe this information will strongly underscore the commercial viability of the AAPL and show the progression toward Sun Cable as a development platform for major renewables projects.

  4. Veronica Landry:

    The progression of my disease is scary for me, will the nodules on my lungs turn to cancer ? We don’t know ?

  5. Darrell Bevell:

    You can look around the league, and I ’ll take our guy every day in the rookie quarterbacks and how they’re doing, it’s a different game for them when they come into the NFL. Trevor’s progression has been great. He’s doing a great job. He works his tail off. His play is getting better and better.

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    proceed or issue forth, as from a source
    A embellish
    B elaborate
    C abash
    D emanate

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